At 6 months old, at the age of this photo, our dear little Cody was diagnosed with "infantile spasms" - a catastrophic epileptic syndrome. He was given a 95% chance of mental retardation. He averaged 400 seizures a day. Now at 7 years of age, Cody is our hero and the most amazing little boy. He suffers dozens of daily seizures, is globally delayed, non-verbal, has severe gatro-intestinal issues and uses a feeding tube, and has had 11 surgeries in his short life. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease and we finally discovered the underlying reason for all of his challenges. Cody's been given a 50% chance of surviving to his teenage years.
This site is devoted to Cody and his heroic battle against this disease. Will you join us in prayer for our little guy? He's the light of our lives and the most brave person we know. We live a chaotic, often desperate existence - but we know that if ANYONE can beat the odds, Cody CAN! Thanks for caring enough to come here and read this. We treasure the support, care and prayers of hundreds of people who stand shoulder to shoulder with us in this fight. We’d love to hear from you – click on “contact us” to send us an email.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am
doing a NEW thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland"
says the Lord. Isaiah 43:18-19
With love and profound thanks,
Shawna, Don, Casey, Addison, Avery, and most of all Cody Graves